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EPIC SCIENCE FICTION BOOK HAUL



EPIC SCIENCE FICTION BOOK HAULAMAZON WISH LIST I’ll stop making them when you stop loving them. This one includes the haul from Astley Book Farm, …

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  1. Jasna Car

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Ah! The Devil in a Forest! Only GW novel I haven't read…I don't think it's fantasy, just historical novel with some kind of twist…

  2. Salty Walt

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    So Many Cool Covers In This Book Haul!!
    A LOT of satisfying Eye Candy.
    Keep stacking them up & satisfy our Scopofillic drives!

  3. Salty Walt

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    I don't think you'd dig Moorcock too much, but still I think you should read all his SF.
    That's probably something weird on me.
    He started off as a ERB fan, then edited an ERB fanzine and got published at 16.
    A lot of his Sword & Sorcery stuff are actually satirical takes on ERB's style – so if you haven't read Burroughs, it may not hit as well.
    Dancers at the End of Time is good, at times REALLY funny. I see the appeal of getting the Rodney Mathews cover you did (for the third one) but since you are in GB, you have a better chance of finding its alternate title edition: "The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming."
    The 4th book is from like 20 years later and has a lovely Tom Canty Cover.
    Other SF by him are things like :
    The Twilight Man ,
    The Blood Red Game,
    The Sundered Worlds,
    The Fireclown,
    The Black Corridor,
    Behold the Man,
    Uhm. . .
    help Me out Cultists, I'm forgetting some. . . .

  4. Lorcan Nagle

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    I for one am not jealous of how much Moorcock you got on the farm.

  5. Richard Jones

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Moid, these cult members are weird. I've got loads of great books with great covers here and I'm keeping them. Nope, you're not getting any of my stuff. …… unlike your mum.

  6. David Bezzina

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    National Lampoon did a satire on Dune called 'Doon' . That completed Bruce Pennington's contribution to Dune in brilliant fashion.

  7. MediumJohnSilver

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Another Algis Budrys book. Has anyone read “Who?”?

    If so, who? 😄

  8. Conflict Magazine

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    A Canticle for Leibowitz is not that great??? WHAT!

    A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer Walter M. Miller Jr., first published in 1959.

    The book is considered one of the classics of science fiction and has never been out of print.

    Appealing to mainstream and genre critics and readers alike, it won the 1961 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel, and its themes of religion, recurrence, and church versus state have generated a significant body of scholarly research.

    -Wiki

    "A Canticle for Leibowitz is not just brilliant science fiction. It is a masterpiece by any standards….By the time he wrote A Canticle for Leibowitz, he had also rejected the belief of the 'Golden Age' science fiction writer in the redeeming power of technology…Miller used the metaphor of theater to announce his intention of giving up writing science fiction. He wanted to put on one last great performance before he quit. That 'one last great' performance was A Canticle for Leibowitz. A Canticle for Leibowitz was a deliberate masterpiece. The thirty-five years of silence that followed were also deliberate. (Ravensdale) believes that A Canticle for Leibowitz is one of the most powerful books of the second half of the twentieth century. Miller's pessimistic vision, though perhaps not literally, remains true in our time…."

    -Flame Deluge
    -A Canticle for Leibowitz – (author:Andrew Ravensdale) – The Publisher

    Goodreads 4/5

    Thriftbooks 5/5

    Who the fuck have you been talking to? It is LITERALLY your kind of book! Good God Man! Read The Book! 🙂

  9. yeti

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    That interview video was absolutely fantastic btw.

  10. Levent Taskan

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    "This book's full of shit" describes Charles Berlitz's body of work pretty accurately.

    'crap artist' was from me btw. I'm pleasantly surprised it's in such good nick since I could only find it used.

  11. Steve Hunter

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Dying Inside is in my opinion Silverberg's best novel and one of the best SF novels ever written.

  12. MadderHat

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Wait, did I notice a golfing trophy in the background?

  13. jonsmith20766

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    19:15 I can see some Craig Shergold/chain letter/ Sorcerer's Apprentice shit occuring with this.

  14. David Akhond

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Roger Zelazny. Nine Princes In Amber. You should read Zelazny.

  15. diptanjan sarma purkayastha

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    This one's epic all right

  16. ekay tan

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Got this from wiki – Phileas Fogg is the protagonist in the 1872 Jules Verne novel Around the World in Eighty Days.

  17. Kari Saarinen

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    I am having my Sunday breakfast, right now, enjoying a beautiful, calm autumn morning….cup of good coffee and Moid goofing around on big screen. I love these book hauls…and I don't know why

  18. François Beauchain

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Hi Moid, I have only recently discovered your videos and watched frantically as many as I could. Got brainwashed enough to laugh at all your mom's jokes! Big fan of yours (mom)! However, how come I have never heard you mention Jack Vance in any list, book haul, etc. video?!

  19. Stephen Crewes

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Birthday Book haul. Steven Erikson, The God Is Not Willing. Robert Charles Wilson, Spin and Vernor Vinge, A fire Upon The Deep.

  20. KujoTV

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    You can talk about Alistair Reynolds as much as you like (it's your cult after all).

  21. KujoTV

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    If you like to read Moorcock, like your Mum, you should check out BOCs "Fire of Unknown Origin" and "Cultösaurus Erectus". Not saying your a fan (like your Mum)… but just saying.

  22. Josef Hewitt

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Phileous Fogg is from Jules Verne, ‘Around the world in 80 days’ great book. Not sci fi but there is an interactive novel adaptation of it that sets it in a weird steam punk work that’s definitely sci fi. It’s called 80 Days and is on iOS. Would love to see you do a video on that.

  23. Blob Loblaw

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    I always get the strangest looks when I ask the bookshop people for Moorcock

  24. Stuart Gale

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Excellent book haul. I need to organise getting free books somehow.

  25. TXY

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Please do a tuf voyaging readalong😂

  26. Wabin22

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Those you mentioned is Heinlein.
    Double Star was one of the first from him that I read and I really liked it. I have the SF Masterworks version and I really really like the front cover for it.

  27. Mike Cross

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Thanks for another enjoyable video! Farmer's The Gates of Creation is book #2 of the World of Tiers, so it's not really a good place to start:

    The World of Tiers

    1 The Maker of Universes (1965)

    2 The Gates of Creation (1966)

    3 A Private Cosmos (1968)

    4 Behind the Walls of Terra (1970)

    5 The Lavalite World (1977)

    6 Red Orc's Rage (1991)

    7 More Than Fire (1993)

    PS I think you need to improve your book stacking skills, doing it with them all higgledy-piggledy (sp?) like that is a recipe for disaster (as you discovered, twice). Being neater, & aligning them more will make the stack more stable; avoiding putting books on top of smaller books also helps. I speak from experience as lots of my books are stacked rather than shelved. Although, even if the whole stack is all nicely aligned mmpbs, it can still wobble if there are too many with embossed covers!

  28. Samanta MS

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    So we can have two shirts for the Cult as of now… first one says “if you think it’s science fiction, that it IS science fiction” and the other says “I have to shuffle books off camera because people are weird”. I guess we should also have one with the logo. That’s a good Christmas gift, isn’t it?

  29. Seth Ball

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Up the Line is my favourite Silverberg novel, and Dying Inside is my 2nd fave. I have a signed copy of Up the Line, thanks to the fact that Robert Silverberg participated in TorCon (2003). Up the Line inspired some of Bob Gale’s ideas for the Back to the Future movies. It’s actually one of my favourite SF novels by any author – in the top 10.

    Good score on Dancers at the End of Time; highly recommended for sooner rather than later. The same – believe it or not – goes for Orion, by Ben Bova. As far as the Simak books go, I liked both City and Way Station, but prefer Time and Again, by Simak (not to be confused with Jack Finley’s masterpiece, also titled Time and Again

  30. Mark Matlock

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Here's to hoping for some upcoming Roger Zelazny, Gene Wolfe, and Michael Moorcock reviews and read alongs in the near future!

  31. JD Racing

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Thank you

  32. Frank Runninghorse

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Moid
    I've read "The Other log of Phineas Fogg " many years ago ,can't remember it. But the hook is that Fogg is the main character in Jules Verne,s "Around the World In 80 Days ". I think this book reenvisioned Vernes Classic by adding new st elements to it .
    RH

  33. Alex Nieves

    August 31, 2021 at 1:41 am

    I definitely say 'guys' all the time. Now I feel called out.

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